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Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

IVES Symphony No. 3, "The Camp Meeting"
BARBER Violin Concerto, Op. 14
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

Take a stroll through an art exhibit with your Colorado Symphony as we explore Mussorgsky’s crowning composition as orchestrated by Ravel. Featuring musical depictions of ten paintings by his late friend, Viktor Hartmann, Mussorgsky’s work highlights varied moods and is connected throughout with a brilliant ‘Promenade’ theme that gives the sense of an art lover sauntering from piece to piece through a museum. 2018 Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year and GRAMMY Award®—Winning violinist Augustin Hadelich returns to your Colorado Symphony, bringing his lyrical, singing style to Barber’s lush and virtuosic Violin Concerto, while Ives’ Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting,” evokes memories from the composer’s childhood through music of the era.

Fri 3/29/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Sat 3/30/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Sun 3/31/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


Women of Rock
2018/19 Symphony Pops
Women of Rock

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Tracksuit Wedding, band
Erica Brown, vocalist
Kenny Passarelli, bass guitar

From Aretha to Whitney, women have been a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. Denver music powerhouse Tracksuit Wedding, featuring special guest vocalist Erica Brown along with guest bass guitarist Kenny Passarelli who co-wrote the hit "Rocky Mountain Way", takes the stage with your Colorado Symphony to pay homage to female visionaries including: Adele, the Eurhythmics, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, P!nk, and more. Don’t miss this night out with the girls that’ll have you shouting for R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

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Thu 4/4/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Women of Rock


Petite Musique: <i><span style="font-size: 13px">The Three Bears</span></i>
2018/19 Petite Musique
Petite Musique: The Three Bears

This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling, singing, and movement with music. This year's program, The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers, and parents.

Location: The Aurora Fox Arts Center | 9900 E. Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO (View Map)

Cost: $5 per child/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free.

Mon 4/8/19 10:00AM The Aurora Fox Arts Center SOLD OUT - Petite Musique: The Three Bears
Mon 4/8/19 11:30AM The Aurora Fox Arts Center Petite Musique: The Three Bears


Petite Musique: <i><span style="font-size: 13px">The Three Bears</span></i>
2018/19 Petite Musique
Petite Musique: The Three Bears

This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling, singing, and movement with music. This year's program, The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers, and parents.

Location: Colorado Mountaineering Club | 710 10th Street, Suite 200, Golden, CO (View Map)

Cost: $5 per child/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free.

Tue 4/9/19 10:00AM Colorado Mountaineering Club SOLD OUT - Petite Musique: The Three Bears
Tue 4/9/19 11:30AM Colorado Mountaineering Club SOLD OUT - Petite Musique: The Three Bears


Brahms Symphony No. 4
2018/19 Classics
Brahms Symphony No. 4

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Peter Cooper, oboe

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
KEVIN PUTS Oboe Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Brett Mitchell’s inaugural Brahms performance with your Colorado Symphony features a musician favorite, Symphony No. 4. With autumnal coloring and heroic character, Brahms’ last symphony is a work erupting with passionate intensity. In contrast, Colorado Symphony Principal Oboist Peter Cooper brings his warm, singing sound to the Colorado premiere of Kevin Puts’ new Oboe Concerto, while Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, a lush, expansive work for strings, opens this must-see performance.

Fri 4/12/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms Symphony No. 4
Sat 4/13/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms Symphony No. 4
Sun 4/14/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms Symphony No. 4


Petite Musique: <i><span style="font-size: 13px">The Three Bears</span></i>
2018/19 Petite Musique
Petite Musique: The Three Bears

This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling, singing, and movement with music. This year's program, The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers, and parents.

Location: Hampden Hall | 1000 Englewood Pkwy · 2nd Floor, Englewood, CO (View Map)

Cost: $5 per child/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free.

Mon 4/22/19 10:00AM Hampden Hall SOLD OUT - Petite Musique: The Three Bears
Mon 4/22/19 11:30AM Hampden Hall Limited Seats Remain! - Petite Musique: The Three Bears


Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky

Rossen Milanov, conductor
Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director

PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
BORODIN "Polovtsian Dances" from Prince Igor
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812, Overture solonelle, Op. 49

Fire the cannons! Toll the bells! Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture punctuates a performance featuring the music of prominent Russian composers, including Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture, and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky. The Colorado Symphony Chorus will shine in this Russian choral spectacular under the direction of guest conductor Rossen Milanov.

Fri 4/26/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
Sat 4/27/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
Sun 4/28/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky


DYAO Final Bow
2018/19 DYAO Events
DYAO Final Bow

Wes Kenney, conductor

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra presents their season finale, featuring Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony and the Concerto Competition winner. Learn more about the Colorado Symphony and DYAO alliance at coloradosymphony.org/DYAO.

This is a performance by the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and does not include members of your Colorado Symphony.

Sun 4/28/19 6:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall DYAO Final Bow


Petite Musique: <i><span style="font-size: 13px">The Three Bears</span></i>
2018/19 Petite Musique
Petite Musique: The Three Bears

This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling, singing, and movement with music. This year's program, The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers, and parents.

Location: Boettcher Concert Hall | 1000 14th Street, Denver CO (View Map)

Cost: $5 per child/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free.

Mon 4/29/19 10:00AM Boettcher Concert Hall Petite Musique: The Three Bears
Mon 4/29/19 11:30AM Boettcher Concert Hall Petite Musique: The Three Bears


Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY

SPECIALS

Arnie Roth, conductor
Colorado Symphony Chorus

This international concert phenomenon features Nobuo Uematsu’s stirring music from one of the most popular video game series of all time, FINAL FANTASY! Conducted by GRAMMY®-Award winner Arnie Roth, your Colorado Symphony and Colorado Symphony Chorus play alongside breathtaking HD video direct from SQUARE ENIX. This show is a multimedia feast for the eyes and ears!

Thu 5/2/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
Fri 5/3/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY


Cinco de Mayo Fiesta para la Familia
Presented by:

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Join your Colorado Symphony and the Mexican Cultural Center on Cinco de Mayo as we celebrate the rich cultural heritage that makes our community so unique. It’s a family affair, with special activities for all ages highlighting Mexican culture, music, and regional dancing. There’ll be special surprises and more in store for you at our first family Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

Presented in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Center.

Sun 5/5/19 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Cinco de Mayo Fiesta para la Familia


4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince with the Colorado Symphony

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince will present the music of Prince like never before, with a full orchestra! In addition, each show will feature a live band who will perform collectively with the orchestra, not to “impersonate” Prince, but instead “celebrate” Prince and his boundless creative output. 4U will draw from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlighting many of his greatest hits alongside lesser known gems. Set list and arrangements to be played by a live band and your Colorado Symphony at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

This event is ticketed by AXS.com

Tue 5/7/19 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince with the Colorado Symphony


Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

MISSY MAZZOLI Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Brett Mitchell conducts your Colorado Symphony in a contrasting program of works both old and new. Berlioz’s bombastic, boisterous Symphonie fantastique is one of the first to tell a complete story through pure orchestral music as he details his own personal pursuit of Harriet Smithson, the Shakespearean actress who later became his wife. Using a recurrent melodic theme to tie the five movements together, Berlioz foreshadows the Wagnerian Leitmotif in a programmatic work that shows the range of human emotions. Featured soloist Conrad Tao performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto, a colorful Gershwin-inspired work with American spirit and jazz flavors while Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) contains elements of Ravel’s impressionistic nature as it presents music in the shape of a solar system as a collection of rococo loops twist around each other within a larger orbit.

Fri 5/10/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Sat 5/11/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Sun 5/12/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Berlioz Symphonie fantastique


Beethoven and Brews at Left Hand Brewing Co.

Join us for Beethoven and Brews at Left Hand Brewing Company located in Longmont, Colorado! In addition to a spectacular view of Longs Peak and a location next to St. Vrain Creek, each attendee will receive a flight of beer from Left Hand's extensive tap list, light hors d'oeuvres from a local food truck, and a unique performance by a Colorado Symphony ensemble.

Wed 5/15/19 6:30PM Left Hand Brewing Company Beethoven and Brews at Left Hand Brewing Co.


Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Sandy Cameron, violin

HERRMANN Suite from Psycho
RAVEL Mother Goose (complete ballet)
DANNY ELFMAN Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, "Eleven Eleven"

Associate conductor Christopher Dragon leads your Colorado Symphony in a weekend celebration of film score composers and those who influenced them. Herrmann’s ingenious use of strings conveys a “black and white sound” on his suite from Psycho, which mirrors the black and white images of Hitchcock’s haunting cinematic thriller. Ravel, who heavily influenced future generations of film composers, originally wrote Mother Goose as a piano duet but later revised and expanded the original work into an orchestrated piece. The program is capped by the legendary Danny Elfman, who composed the scores for treasured films such as Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Good Will Hunting. Brilliant soloist Sandy Cameron performs the Colorado premiere of Elfman’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, “Eleven Eleven,” a piece she helped debut in 2017.

Fri 5/17/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron
Sat 5/18/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron
Sun 5/19/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron


Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Mary Wilson, soprano
Christopher Pfund, tenor
Elliot Madore, baritone
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
Colorado Children's Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director

ADAM SCHOENBERG American Symphony
ORFF Carmina Burana

Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony close out the season with Carl Orff’s powerhouse Carmina Burana, a symphonic exploration of love, lust, and the perils of earthly pleasures. Featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus, Colorado Children’s Chorale, and a cast of soloists, Carmina Burana is a true spectacle and one of the most well known pieces of the 20th century, combining powerful rhythms and robust vocals in a dynamic conclusion to an unforgettable season. Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony begins the program with a piece reminiscent of Copland and Bernstein as it reflects the hope of America’s potential.

Fri 5/24/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sat 5/25/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sun 5/26/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell


Béla Fleck: Friends & Family

Join your Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre as they take the stage with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Abigail Washburn.

This event is ticketed by AXS.com

Thu 5/30/19 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Béla Fleck: Friends & Family


Brahms <span style="text-transform: lowercase;">vs</span> Radiohead: A Stereo Hideout Production

Steve Hackman, conductor
Vocalists, TBD

NOTE: Radiohead does not perform.

Radiohead’s landmark OK Computer goes even deeper when eight tracks—including “Paranoid Android,” “Karma Police,” “No Surprises,” and “Let Down”—are seamlessly interwoven with Brahms’ lush First Symphony. Your Colorado Symphony is joined by vocalists and arranger/conductor Steve Hackman in this not-to-be-missed exploration of what happens when two masterpieces from two different centuries are fused together.

Sat 6/1/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms vs Radiohead: A Stereo Hideout Production


Andrea Bocelli in Concert with the Colorado Symphony

Eugene Kohn, conductor
Andrea Bocelli, tenor

Following a record-breaking year with the release of his number one album, “Si,” Andrea Bocelli announced today four special U.S. concert dates. The June 2019 tour will bring Bocelli back to the Sacramento and Denver areas for the first time in over five years, and marks the first time Andrea has played back-to-back performances on the west coast. His annual summer run will close at the Pepsi Center in Denver on June 21.

Each performance will feature a unique repertoire from Bocelli’s landmark release “Si,” his first ever chart-topping album on the Billboard 200 chart. The world-renowned Tenor will also treat audiences to his beloved traditional selection of arias, love songs, and crossover hits. The Colorado Symphony will be joining Andrea at his Denver date and longtime conductor, Eugene Kohn, will accompany Andrea for each stop on the tour.

As one of the most recognizable voices in the industry, Andrea Bocelli has been thrilling audiences for over 20 years, counting nearly 90 million records sold worldwide.

This event is ticketed by Altitude Tickets

Fri 6/21/19 8:00PM Pepsi Center Andrea Bocelli in Concert with the Colorado Symphony


Independence Eve with the Colorado Symphony
2019/20 Community Concerts
Independence Eve with the Colorado Symphony

  FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

Your Colorado Symphony is thrilled to return to Independence Eve at Civic Center Park, presented by Anadarko—celebrating the event's 10th Anniversary! Produced by the Civic Center Conservancy, the show will include your Colorado Symphony performing a celebration of America with the "Armed Forces Salute," "Stars and Stripes Forever," the Overture of 1812, "God Bless America," and a slew of your favorite hits from stage and screen.

Wed 7/3/19 4:00PM Civic Center Park Independence Eve with the Colorado Symphony


2019/20 Season Preview conducted by Brett Mitchell

Single tickets are available beginning Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

  FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

At this special preview, you'll hear select works from the 2019/20 Season lineup. Join Music Director Brett Mitchell as he takes you through a few of the works that will define the next year of music in Colorado.

Sat 7/6/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall 2019/20 Season Preview conducted by Brett Mitchell


Mozart Under Moonlight @ Arvada Outdoor Amphitheatre

The Colorado Symphony presents "Mozart Under Moonlight" for one-night-only at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre in Arvada, CO. Assistant Conductor Bertie Baigent leads the orchestra on a glorious evening celebrating the most revered composer of all time — featuring piano soloist Andrew Tyson. Join us for highlights from the concerto, operatic, and symphonic repertoire.

This event is ticketed by ArvadaCenter.org.

Thu 7/11/19 7:30PM Arvada Center Mozart Under Moonlight @ Arvada Outdoor Amphitheatre


Pink Martini & Mary Chapin Carpenter with the Colorado Symphony

Audience favorites, Pink Martini and Mary Chapin Carpenter are back again for their second performance with the Colorado Symphony at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

About Pink Martini: Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more, Pink Martini creates a fabulously eclectic, modern sound. Featuring music from the band’s best-selling album, Joy to the World, this concert will deliver the holiday cheer in Pink Martini’s signature style.

About Mary Chapin Carpenter: Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like ”Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five GRAMMY Awards® (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

This event is ticketed by AXS.com

Sun 7/14/19 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Pink Martini & Mary Chapin Carpenter with the Colorado Symphony


Lunar Landing 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Celebration

Join your Colorado Symphony and Music Director Brett Mitchell for a cosmic performance celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing with music from the legendary John Williams — including selections from his unforgettable scores for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Star Wars — as well as contemporary American composers Mason Bates and James Beckel. Accompanied by stunning visuals and archival footage from the moon landing, this is a performance that is out of this world!

Sat 7/20/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration


Symphonic Tribute To Comic Con @ Arvada Outdoor Amphitheatre

Your favorite cosplay-night-out with the Colorado Symphony returns for an outdoor spectacular! It’s an evening of pure magic at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre with your favorite scores from Comic Con-themed movies and video games, bringing even more spectacular bombastic pop-culture fun. Whether you’re a Wonder Woman warrior or Jean Grey goddess, you’re going to love this fun fantasy night under the stars this summer with your Colorado Symphony!

This event is ticketed by ArvadaCenter.org.

Sun 7/21/19 7:30PM Arvada Center Symphonic Tribute To Comic Con @ Arvada Outdoor Amphitheatre


Tenacious D with the Colorado Symphony

Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in History: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle's studio apartment on Cochran Avenue in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where their genius would take them, but take them it did. Tenacious D played their first gig at Al's bar in downtown LA in '94 — they were armed with only one song at the time.

The band is touring in support of their latest release, the brilliant Post-Apocalypto, which is both an animated series and an album of rock ‘n’ roll greatness. Post-Apocalypto, the series, is an original, six-part animated video series from the minds of Tenacious D. Each frame of every episode was hand-drawn by Jack himself, with every character voiced by Black and Gass. For their Red Rocks debut, they join the Colorado Symphony for one night only!

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Thu 7/25/19 8:00PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Tenacious D with the Colorado Symphony


John Prine with the Colorado Symphony with I'm With Her

John Prine, singer
I'm With Her, band

A two-time Grammy-winner, John Prine is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Almost 50 years into a remarkable career that has drawn effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and others who would know, Prine is a smiling, shuffling force for good. He is a 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Songwriter's Hall of Fame nominee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient whose classic debut album, simply title John Prine, is recognized as part of the Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of Fame and whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, and many others. His critically acclaimed new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, was produced by Grammy Award winning produce Dave Cobb and recently debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200–a career high chart position and sales week for the legendary singer, songwriter, and performer.

Of course, the opposite is true today. Those three songs – as well as “In Spite of Ourselves,” “Lake Marie,” “Fish and Whistle,” and so many others – are Prine signatures. His songs have been recorded by iconic singers like Johnny Cash (“Sam Stone”), Bette Midler (“Hello in There”) and Bonnie Raitt (“Angel from Montgomery”). He’s an uncredited co-writer on the now-classic “You Never Even Call Me by My Name” and his songs have been cut by country stars like Zac Brown Band (“All the Best”), Miranda Lambert (“That’s the Way the World Goes Round”) and George Strait (“I Just Want to Dance with You”). A gem from The Tree of Forgiveness, “Boundless Love” is also ripe for the picking.

Prine won his first Grammy for the 1991 album, The Missing Years, and he joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. The Grammy Hall of Fame inducted his 1971 self-titled debut album in 2014. Two years later he accepted the PEN New England’s Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award. At the age of 70, he was named Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2017. Naturally, The Tree of Forgiveness is rooted in that same observant songwriting that he’s crafted throughout his career.

“I kept saying when I was doing this album, it’s going to be my last one,” Prine admits with a grin. “But if things go really good with it, I can’t see why I wouldn’t do something else.”

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Sun 7/28/19 7:00PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre John Prine with the Colorado Symphony with I'm With Her


"Weird Al” Yankovic Strings Attached with the Colorado Symphony

This 2019, Weird Al will follow up his 2015/16 200 show Mandatory World Tour and 2018 77 show Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour with his most bare-bones and extravagant tour ever – Strings Attached – where he and his band will be backed every night by a full orchestra. Your Colorado Symphony joins the comedic icon on stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this August 1 for one night only.

This event is ticketed by AXS.com

Thu 8/1/19 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre "Weird Al” Yankovic Strings Attached with the Colorado Symphony


Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert

Introducing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert to the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. Audiences can relive the magic of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, set to the music of a live symphony orchestra. Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis, and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes!

Concert performance includes FULL SCREENING OF THE FEATURE FILM! For more information on the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, please visit www.harrypotterinconcert.com.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

Note: Flex Passes and Student Memberships may not be used on these performances. Student and/or Child tickets will not be available.

Fri 8/2/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert
Sat 8/3/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert
Sun 8/4/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert


Josh Groban with the Colorado Symphony

Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and DVDs (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. Groban is the only artist who has had two albums land on Billboard’s list of 20 best-sellers of the last 10 years. He returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre to perform once more with your Colorado Symphony for an unforgettable evening to end the dog days of summer.

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Wed 8/28/19 8:00PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Josh Groban with the Colorado Symphony


Bobby McFerrin with the Colorado Symphony Chorus

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time GRAMMY winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world’s finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers, and the beatbox movement. McFerrin returns to Colorado, this time to perform with the award-winning Colorado Symphony Chorus for one night only!

This performance will not feature the Colorado Symphony musicians.

Sat 9/7/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Bobby McFerrin with the Colorado Symphony Chorus


An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony

Single ticket on-sale is Monday, July 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Emmy® and Tony-Award® winning legend Kristin Chenoweth makes her Colorado Symphony debut for one night only this autumn. See the world-renowned singer and actress perform live with your Colorado Symphony, beginning the 2019/20 Season with showstopping sparkle!

Note: This performance is not eligible to be added to a Custom Design package. Flex Passes and Student Memberships may not be used on this performance. Student and/or Child tickets are not available.

Sat 9/14/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony


Rick Steves' Europe: A Symphonic Journey with the Colorado Symphony

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Usually you’ll find Rick Steves touring the great destinations of Europe. Now you can join him on a different journey: A Symphonic Journey. Just as travel broadens one’s perspectives, so can music. In this hour-long concert special, Rick teams up with the Colorado Symphony on a musical tour that begins in the US, then touches down in seven different European countries as Rick paints the cultural context in words, with the orchestra performing stirring anthems — Strauss in Austria, Wagner in Germany, Smetana in the Czech Republic, Verdi in Italy, Elgar in England, Grieg in Norway, Berlioz in France — each accompanied by glorious video footage. While each piece celebrates a particular nationality, the finale, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, celebrates a continent whose motto is “united in diversity.”

Sun 9/15/19 2:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Rick Steves' Europe: A Symphonic Journey with the Colorado Symphony


Opening Weekend: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Brett Mitchell commemorates the opening of his third season as music director with a program worthy of celebration. To honor her 20th season as Concertmaster, Yumi Hwang-Williams showcases her exceptional lyricism and agility as featured soloist on Mendelssohn’s revered Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances — the composer’s last major orchestral work — serves as a fitting summation of his career, filled with autobiographical echoes audiences will recognize from many of his previous compositions. GRAMMY®-nominated composer Anna Clyne’s bright, optimistic Masquerade evokes the essence of celebration as it explores the courtship between music and dance — a fitting and fanciful frolic to usher in the Colorado Symphony’s Classics season.

Fri 9/20/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Opening Weekend: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams
Sat 9/21/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Opening Weekend: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams
Sun 9/22/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Opening Weekend: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams


Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas
2019/20 Community Concerts
Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas

Single tickets are available beginning Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

  FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

The Mexican Cultural Center, with the Colorado Symphony, present the third annual Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas. This unique, free concert celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Latin culture’s influence on sound in the Americas, showcasing a fusion of traditional, classical, and contemporary music augmented by the Colorado Symphony’s soaring orchestrations.

In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center and Denver Arts & Venues.

Thu 9/26/19 7:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas


Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

  SYMPHONY POPS

Rhapsody & Rhythm is the definitive Gershwin concert experience, offering a unique and entertaining multimedia musical celebration. This exciting concert event includes special family stories and rare Gershwin home videos and photos, providing an unforgettable experience. Packed with Gershwin masterpieces such as Rhapsody in Blue and Concert in F, as well as beloved Gershwin songs including “Summertime,” “Strike Up the Band,” “Embraceable You,” and “‘S Wonderful,” Rhapsody & Rhythm is a one of a kind not-to-be-missed concert!

Performance includes visual imagery projected on large format screens.

Sat 9/28/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience


Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 conducted by Brett Mitchell

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Your Colorado Symphony presents one of the great works of Romanticism with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, a meticulously structured meditation on fate in four movements. The first half of the performance offers an intimate taste of Americana as Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music — originally recorded by the Colorado Symphony in 2001 — evokes colorful images of sweeping plains and harvest winds. Copland’s Clarinet Concerto is made up of two movements — one slow, one fast — with the second embodying the essence of twentieth century American jazz and showcasing the Colorado Symphony’s own Principal Clarinet, Jason Shafer, as featured soloist on an evening of symphonic bliss.

Fri 10/4/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sat 10/5/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sun 10/6/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 conducted by Brett Mitchell


The Goonies in Concert
2019/20 Movie at the Symphony
The Goonies in Concert

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

A celebrated cult classic, The Goonies, will be screened for the very first time with the score performed live by your Colorado Symphony. Released in 1985 to both critical and commercial success, grossing over $61 million that year, The Goonies has been a childhood rite of passage for several generations! This is a chance for audiences to relive one of the most evocative pieces of cinema – and music created for cinema – in a unique way. Goonies Never Say Die!

© 1985 Warner Bros. Inc. All Rights Reserved.
MPAA Rating: PG

Fri 10/11/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Goonies in Concert


Dvo&rcaron;ák Symphony No. 7
2019/20 Classics
Dvořák Symphony No. 7

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

One-to-watch conductor Alexander Shelley — unanimous winner of the prestigious Leeds Conductors Competition in 2005 and Music Director for the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa — makes his Colorado Symphony debut leading a prodigious program of musical giants. The program begins with two cornerstone works by Tchaikovsky as up-and-coming cellist Cicely Parnas graces the stage to artfully present Variations on a Rococo Theme, a nostalgic look back at his eighteenth century musical influences. Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture is a magical fantasy based on Shakespeare’s famous tragedy and featuring the iconic love theme that has become one of the most recognizable melodies in the world. Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony offers a departure from his traditionally bright, folk theme-filled melodies, instead offering a sinister, emotional composition full of dark sonorities and biting rhythms, capping a night of energizing masterworks.

Fri 10/18/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Sat 10/19/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Sun 10/20/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Dvořák Symphony No. 7


Verdi Requiem – 35<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Celebration – Colorado Symphony Chorus

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the world-renowned Colorado Symphony Chorus with Music Director Brett Mitchell, along with the chorus’ founder and director Duain Wolfe, for a renewal of Verdi’s monumental Requiem. The chorus first performed this legendary work during their debut on October 25, 1984 at Boettcher Concert Hall. Nearly 35 years to the day, they breathe new life into Verdi’s compassionate projection of essential human emotions — piety, agitation, and hope. A personal, reverent, and poignant tribute to Italian novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Verdi’s transcendent Requiem remains one of the most cherished choral works of all time.

Sat 10/26/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Verdi Requiem – 35th Anniversary Celebration – Colorado Symphony Chorus
Sun 10/27/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Verdi Requiem – 35th Anniversary Celebration – Colorado Symphony Chorus


Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Returning by popular demand, see one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before! The full-feature film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing, and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s darkly charming score played live by your Colorado Symphony. Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged. After all, this is Halloween!

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. ©Disney. All rights reserved.
MPAA Rating: PG

Fri 11/1/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sat 11/2/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas


Halloween Spooktacular!
2019/20 Family
Halloween Spooktacular!

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

   FAMILY

It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from films, television, and more! Costumes are encouraged — the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their creations on stage for the whole crowd! It’s a ghastly-good time for every little monster and their mummy!

Sun 11/3/19 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Halloween Spooktacular!


Mozart Symphony No. 40
2019/20 Classics
Mozart Symphony No. 40

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Esteemed former Colorado Symphony Music Director Jeffrey Kahane returns alongside the ensemble’s former Principal Guest Conductor, Douglas Boyd, for a program brimming with emotion beginning with Brahms’ uncompromisingly serious Tragic Overture. Kahane, lauded for his exquisite piano work and a legacy of leadership at the Colorado Symphony, lends his virtuosity to Mozart’s elegant Piano Concerto No. 17. Finally, Mozart’s iconic Symphony No. 40 showcases the legendary composer during a time of extraordinary turbulence and passion where he was nonetheless able to craft some of the most recognizable melodies of all time.

Fri 11/8/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart Symphony No. 40
Sat 11/9/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart Symphony No. 40
Sun 11/10/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart Symphony No. 40


The Brightness of Light featuring Renée Fleming – Colorado Premiere

Superstar soprano Renée Fleming returns to the Colorado Symphony with baritone Rod Gilfry for an exciting Colorado premiere of The Brightness of Light conducted by Music Director, Brett Mitchell. The letters of iconic American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and curator Alfred Stieglitz are full of poetry, humor, passion, pain and longing. Written over the many months and years they lived apart, these letters chronicle their initial flirtations—when Georgia was a young, aspiring artist—to Alfred’s death in 1946. Written in three parts by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Kevin Puts and accompanied by a film by Wendall Harrington, The Brightness of Light tells the story of a great artist who ultimately turns from a painful marriage to embrace her work and the desert land she loves.

Note: This performance is not eligible to be added to a Custom Design package. Flex Passes and Student Memberships may not be used on this performance. Student and/or Child tickets are not available.

Fri 11/15/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Brightness of Light featuring Renée Fleming – Colorado Premiere
Sun 11/17/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Brightness of Light featuring Renée Fleming – Colorado Premiere


Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
2019/20 Classics
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony are joined by Angelo Xiang Yu, for his highly-anticipated return to Denver as featured soloist on Tchaikovsky’s colorful Violin Concerto — a piece initially considered so difficult to perform that the premiere was delayed after Tchaikovsky’s first two soloists declined the invitation. The program begins with one of Verdi’s finest symphonic introductions, incorporating the “Fate” motif that plays such a large role in La forza del destino, while Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Orchestra concludes the affair with an ever-changing instrumental panoply complete with a percussion-only fourth movement that will leave you spellbound.

Fri 11/22/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Sat 11/23/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Sun 11/24/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto


Home Alone in Concert
2019/20 Movie at the Symphony
Home Alone in Concert

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Celebrate modern holiday classic, Home Alone, with your Colorado Symphony! The event features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live as the film is screened for your enjoyment! Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). Hilarious and heartwarming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family.

MPAA Rating: PG

Fri 11/29/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Home Alone in Concert


Aretha: A Tribute
2019/20 Symphony Pops
Aretha: A Tribute

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

  SYMPHONY POPS

A tribute to the Queen of Soul, this program features Symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins and three-time GRAMMY Award nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits as “Respect,” “Think,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace,” and many others.

Sat 11/30/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Aretha: A Tribute


Drums of the World
2019/20 Family
Drums of the World

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

   FAMILY

Marimba, bongos, bass drums, woodblocks, log drums, boo-bams, Chinese cymbals, metal trash cans, darabukkas, talking drums, plastic pipe, acoustic guitar, toy trumpet, table spoons, Burma gongs, water can, crow call, tambourine, gankogui, and sleigh bells! These are just some of the instruments that the virtuoso percussionists of the Colorado Symphony will be using in this dynamic concert that is fun for the entire family.

Sun 12/1/19 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Drums of the World


Love Actually in Concert
2019/20 Movie at the Symphony
Love Actually in Concert

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Love Actually is the ultimate romantic comedy from the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill. Funny, irresistible, and heartwarming, an all-star cast will take you on a breathtaking tour of love’s delightful twists and turns. Fall under the spell of Love Actually and share the laughs and charm again and again.

Love Actually is a copyright of WT Venture LLC. Licensed by Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
MPAA Rating: PG13

Fri 12/6/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Love Actually in Concert


Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman with your Colorado Symphony. Featuring music from the all-female ensemble’s most favorite Yuletide songs performed by them over the years. Prepare for an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance, and holiday cheer.

Celticwoman.com

Note: This performance is not eligible to be added to a Custom Design package. Flex Passes and Student Memberships may not be used on this performance. Student and/or Child tickets are not available.

Sun 12/8/19 3:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour


A Colorado Christmas
2019/20 Holiday
A Colorado Christmas

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

The warm sounds of the holidays fill the Hall with festive seasonal favorites including ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated from stage by beloved Denver vocalist Devin DeSantis! This family-friendly evening, led by Assistant Conductor Bertie Baigent, features traditional Christmas carols, your favorite new winter tunes, and even some newly arranged surprises – all with a chance to sing along to your heart’s content! And you better not pout because Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see who’s naughty and who’s nice in preparation for the big night!

Fri 12/13/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sat 12/14/19 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sat 12/14/19 6:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sun 12/15/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas


All Beethoven – 250<sup>th</sup> Birthday Celebration

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Assistant Conductor Bertie Baigent and your Colorado Symphony commence the 2020 celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a special one-night-only performance of his astounding Fifth Symphony — a cornerstone of the Classical canon — which famously opens with his ominous four-note motif signifying “fate knocking at the door”.

Mon 12/16/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall All Beethoven – 250th Birthday Celebration


Handel's Messiah - Awakening

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

A storied holiday classic returns with a freshly enriched design to experience the beloved masterpiece, Messiah. This innovative production is newly organized to clearly present the narrative while still maintaining the great traditions of this noble work. The Colorado Symphony Chorus will be divided between a chamber chorus and a larger chorus, and a narrator is introduced to seamlessly present Handel and librettist Charles Jennens masterpiece in the dramatic context that this story-telling composer would have appreciated.

Fri 12/20/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Handel's Messiah - Awakening
Sat 12/21/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Handel's Messiah - Awakening


Holiday Brass
2019/20 Holiday
Holiday Brass

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Holiday Brass is our festive tradition featuring the best of brass! Witness the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony brass in a resounding program of seasonal ballads, carols, and more. Whether it comes from the vitality of the Renaissance, the glory of the Baroque, or the nostalgic jubilation in the music of Hollywood’s most popular Christmas movies, Holiday Brass will end your 2019 on a high note.

Sun 12/22/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Holiday Brass


A Night in Vienna
2019/20 Holiday
A Night in Vienna

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

A Colorado cultural tradition returns featuring your symphony waltzing with you into 2020! Start your celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony’s presentation of A Night in Vienna, a rousing selection of waltzes and marches. The festive evening is the perfect sendoff to 2019 – and the early start time ensures that you won’t miss the thrill of the 16th Street Mall fireworks. It’s a must-not-miss holiday mainstay conducted by your very own Music Director Brett Mitchell!

Tue 12/31/19 6:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Night in Vienna


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Harry’s last year at Hogwarts™ is here, part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ in Concert! Experience the loss and the love of this series’ finish all over again as Harry and his friends rush to face the Dark Lord Voldemort™ for the last time. With the full film set to a live symphony orchestra, the final battle for Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has never been so emotional.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

Note: This performance is not eligible to be added to a Custom Design package. Flex Passes and Student Memberships may not be used on this performance. Student and/or Child tickets are not available.

Fri 1/3/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert
Sat 1/4/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert
Sun 1/5/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert


Barber Piano Concerto performed by Olga Kern

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Audience favorite Olga Kern, whose extraordinary talent and star power has captivated critics around the world, makes her return to Denver for an incomparable performance of Barber’s Piano Concerto. Music Director Brett Mitchell leads your Colorado Symphony in “Brooklyn’s post-millenial Mozart,” Missy Mazzoli’s Holy Roller — self-described as devotional music for a non-existent religion. The program concludes with Saint-Saëns’ career-defining Organ Symphony, brimming with virtuoso piano passages, brilliant Romantic orchestral writing, and organ. Of the work, Saint-Saëns exclaimed “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again” — a worthy finale to a captivating evening that will resonate with all audiences.

Fri 1/10/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Barber Piano Concerto performed by Olga Kern
Sat 1/11/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Barber Piano Concerto performed by Olga Kern
Sun 1/12/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Barber Piano Concerto performed by Olga Kern


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
2019/20 Community Concerts
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

Single tickets are available beginning Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

  FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

Bertie Baigent, conductor

Known as the most prominent spokesperson and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remains one of the most inspirational figures in history for his pursuit of equal rights and his nonviolent approach to civil rights protests. The evening will feature special guest performances and will honor recipients of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards.

In partnership with the MLK, Jr. Holiday Commission and Denver Arts & Venues.

Tue 1/14/20 7:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute


A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

  SYMPHONY POPS

The Colorado Symphony celebrates the tradition of the Boston Pops with an exciting and accessible mix of light classics and popular hits made famous by the incomparable Arthur Fiedler. This festive tribute features Colorado Symphony Principal Tuba Stephen Dombrowski and Principal Contrabassoon Roger Soren performing works that will showcase the virtuosity of our great Colorado Symphony musicians!

Sat 1/18/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops


Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Rachmaninoff’s brilliant and challenging Third Piano Concerto is respected, even feared, by many pianists due to its technical and musical demands. In his Colorado Symphony debut, gifted pianist Lukáš Vondrácek will reprise his role as featured soloist on the piece he performed to critical acclaim en route to winning the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in 2016. The first half features two ballets by a pair of quintessential twentieth century American composers beginning with Aaron Copland’s Suite from Billy the Kid, mixing cowboy tunes and American folk songs to create a uniquely ‘American sound.’ Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony will unite thereafter with dancers on Leonard Bernstein’s sterling Facsimile, bringing a taste of the theater to Boettcher Concert Hall.

Fri 1/24/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Sat 1/25/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Sun 1/26/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3


Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

  SYMPHONY POPS

Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. This exuberant musical theater masterpiece, directed and conducted by Albert Bergeret, is performed in its original format by the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players with your Colorado Symphony! The rich sounds of orchestra, Colorado Symphony Chorus, and vocal soloists resonate with classic elegance and power while the company’s vibrancy, energy, and contemporary sense of humor keep the show alive and exciting to a modern audience. The Pirates of Penzance - they’ll steal your heart away!

Fri 1/31/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance
Sat 2/1/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance


Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Ingrid Fliter

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

After leading lauded performances of our All-Beethoven program in 2014 and Mozart’s Requiem in 2017, Jun Märkl returns to Boettcher Concert Hall to conduct your Colorado Symphony in a performance featuring works by a duo of French composers and a Polish composer who spent much of his adult life in France. Ingrid Fliter — a pre-eminent enterpreter of Chopin — lends her expertise to his Second Piano Concerto. Debussy’s La Mer is a work of marvelous imagination as he captures the essence and mood of the Mediterranean Sea, a place he visited frequently during his childhood. Ravel’s La Valse caps the program with a glittering homage to the Viennese Waltz, as it is both glorified and deconstructed in a melodic strain of rhythmic fluidity — a fittingly romantic end to a program brimming with European style.

Fri 2/7/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Ingrid Fliter
Sat 2/8/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Ingrid Fliter
Sun 2/9/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Ingrid Fliter


From Britain, With Love
2019/20 Alternative
From Britain, With Love

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Colorado’s very own British invasion of Bertie Baigent, Assistant Conductor, captured the adoration of many this past year and he’s ready to bring you an evening highlighting some of the greatest romantic music in the orchestral repertoire. Featuring spectacular works like Puccini’s ”O mio Babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s most famous romantic ballets, this evening of grand, sweeping music will have your heart aching for more.

Fri 2/14/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall From Britain, With Love


Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

“Her voice is like silk, from the top to the bottom,” said Jennifer Hudson of the fearless and feisty, Tony®, Emmy®, and GRAMMY Award-winner Cynthia Erivo. Celebrate the strengths of womanhood as Erivo gives voice to music made famous by the greatest female singers of all time, including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Note: This performance is not eligible to be added to a Custom Design package. Flex Passes and Student Memberships may not be used on this performance. Student and/or Child tickets are not available.

Sat 2/15/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo


Denver Young Artists Orchestra Side By Side 2020

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

   FAMILY

The Colorado Symphony continues its shared vision of music education with longstanding partner the Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) under the baton of Colorado Symphony Assistant Conductor, Bertie Baigent. In July of 2018, the DYAO and the Colorado Symphony renewed a commitment to pursuing the shared mission value of music education in a strategic partnership that will allow young musicians from the DYAO greater access and mentorship from the full-time professional musicians of the Colorado Symphony. The greatest shared feature of the DYAO Alliance with the Colorado Symphony will include soloist performance opportunities between both organizations, music coaching, and mentorship fostered by Colorado’s only full-time professional orchestra, masterclass opportunities for DYAO students with Colorado Symphony musicians and featured guest artists, new performance opportunities between ensembles, and a renewed fervor for volunteerism between organizations.

Sun 2/16/20 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Denver Young Artists Orchestra Side By Side 2020


Beethoven Missa Solemnis featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Join your Colorado Symphony for the launch of a yearlong 2020 celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with one of the cardinal achievements of his venerated career. Featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus and four vocal soloists, the monumental Missa Solemnis is a masterpiece of spiritual expression and musical innovation. Composed around the time of his Ninth Symphony, the two works shed light on Beethoven’s religious world view — where the Ninth’s ‘Ode to Joy’ is a hymn to man and brotherhood, the Missa Solemnis is a hymn to God. Through it all, Beethoven expresses universal spiritual ideas in a manner that could not have been accomplished by words alone, concluding with a fraught yet unanswered plea for peace amid the drumbeats of war. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-generation performance as conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell.

Fri 2/21/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Missa Solemnis featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus
Sat 2/22/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Missa Solemnis featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus
Sun 2/23/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Missa Solemnis featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus


Strauss A Hero’s Life conducted by Brett Mitchell

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Driving percussion propels this energetic program led by Music Director Brett Mitchell. Ravel’s rhythmic Boléro, features many of our musicians in starring roles, including the ever-present snare drum which continues unabated throughout as the orchestra gradually builds in sound to an exultant conclusion. Christopher TheofanidisDrum Circles highlights a virtuosic dialogue between seven percussionists and the orchestra, creating a spatially, colorful rhythmic experience. Strauss’ not-so-subtly autobiographical Ein Heldenleben is laid out in six beautifully interconnected sections, each clearly defined in sound while telling the courageous story of its virtuous hero — Richard Strauss himself — in a bombastic finale to a thrilling performance.

Fri 3/6/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Strauss A Hero’s Life conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sat 3/7/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Strauss A Hero’s Life conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sun 3/8/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Strauss A Hero’s Life conducted by Brett Mitchell


Carnival of the Animals
2019/20 Family
Carnival of the Animals

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

   FAMILY

This performance introduces little ones to the joys of the orchestra with Carnival of the Animals, one of the best-known pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Each movement depicts a different animal from the royal lion to the graceful swan and is truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!

Sun 3/15/20 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Carnival of the Animals


Marin Alsop Conducts
2019/20 Classics
Marin Alsop Conducts

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Marin Alsop, the famed Conductor Laureate and former Music Director for your Colorado Symphony, returns leading a riveting program of illustrious works. Copland’s signature American sound is on full display in this beautiful suite from the ballet Appalachian Spring, while Barber’s Second Essay exhibits exhilarating power throughout. Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet provides a stirring conclusion to Maestra Alsop’s return.

Fri 3/20/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Marin Alsop Conducts
Sat 3/21/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Marin Alsop Conducts
Sun 3/22/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Marin Alsop Conducts


Music and Art: A Symphonic Exploration

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

The Colorado Symphony presents its debut collaboration with Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum. Music Director Brett Mitchell guides you through a program of contemporary works and premieres a specially commissioned piece on this evening’s program. Powerful and awesome – massive areas of color – jagged, flame-like shapes – strange shadows, echoes: these are our experiences of paintings by Clyfford Still. How would this vision sound if it became music? James Clarke’s new work for the Colorado Symphony is a ‘kindred spirit’ with Clyfford Still’s art – a meeting of minds as two art forms explode together.

In partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum.

Fri 3/27/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Music and Art: A Symphonic Exploration


Disney’s Fantasia In Concert
2019/20 Movie at the Symphony
Disney’s Fantasia In Concert

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Join us for a thrilling performance of Disney’s groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, and Suite from The Nutcracker, will be performed while Disney’s stunning footage is shown on the big screen. Experience iconic moments and childhood favorites as you never have before!

Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library ©Disney

Sat 3/28/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Disney’s Fantasia In Concert
Sun 3/29/20 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Disney’s Fantasia In Concert


Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Dynamic conductor Rune Bergmann makes his Colorado Symphony debut, lending his elegance and expertise to the “Inextinguishable” Fourth Symphony from Nielsen. Of it, the composer wrote “Music is life, and life is inextinguishable,” and indeed from the very first moment it offers an electrifying jolt of energy and rarely deviates from that dynamism for the remainder of the piece. Mozart’s genius is on full display throughout his masterful Overture to Don Giovanni, which was famously composed the night before the opera’s premiere. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson highlights the performance in his return to Boettcher Concert Hall, bringing exquisite technique to Beethoven’s innovative Fourth Piano Concerto — a work of unparalleled invention offering an array of fresh, surprising, and treasurable ideas that are sure to delight.

Fri 4/3/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Sat 4/4/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Sun 4/5/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4


Holst The Planets
2019/20 Classics
Holst The Planets

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Holst’s mystical masterpiece — The Planets — offers a spellbinding portrayal of Earth’s celestial neighbors. From the ominous, fierce, and remorseless Mars to the majestic and poignant beauty of Saturn, Holst draws on their astrological traits, personifying each planet based on their mythological character to create seven unique scores that are both timeless and otherworldly. Your Colorado Symphony welcomes back former Music Director Andrew Litton with an opening of Walton’s Crown Imperial — originally composed for the coronation of King George VI — while Denver favorite Natasha Paremski lends her trademark flair to Prokofiev’s romantic Second Piano Concerto, rounding out an evening of ethereal masterworks.

Fri 4/17/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Holst The Planets
Sat 4/18/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Holst The Planets
Sun 4/19/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Holst The Planets


Mahler Symphony No. 9 conducted by Brett Mitchell

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

The curse of the ninth — the belief that a composer’s ninth symphony is destined to be their last — weighed heavily on Mahler’s mind as he neared the milestone, even going so far as to compose a “Tenth Symphony,” Das Lied von der Erde, after his eighth in an effort to creatively circumvent the curse. Famously, Beethoven, Schubert, Bruckner, Dvořák, and Spohr all passed away prior to completing a tenth symphony, and in the end Mahler succumbed to illness shortly after finishing his ninth as well. Mahler’s “farewell to the world” serves as an incredible summation to a masterful career, quoting many of his previous compositions in a work brimming with anger, hysteria, and nostalgia in equal measure, before giving way to a calm acceptance in the finale. Join Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony for a powerful performance teeming with emotion.

Fri 5/1/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mahler Symphony No. 9 conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sat 5/2/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mahler Symphony No. 9 conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sun 5/3/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mahler Symphony No. 9 conducted by Brett Mitchell


Elgar Enigma Variations conducted by Christopher Dragon

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Join Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon in a performance featuring varied moods highlighted by Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,“ wistfully portraying 14 of the composer’s acquaintances, including his wife and friends, while offering a rich emotional experience, taking the audience through melancholy, tenderness, coy reserve, and bluster. Featured soloist Simone Porter lends her lyrical style to Beethoven’s beautifully tranquil Violin Concerto, an incredible piece from the composer’s middle period. The performance begins with a jovial romp through Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, a joyous medley of student songs overflowing with merriment — a fitting and energetic opener with the Dragon.

Fri 5/8/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Elgar Enigma Variations conducted by Christopher Dragon
Sat 5/9/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Elgar Enigma Variations conducted by Christopher Dragon
Sun 5/10/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Elgar Enigma Variations conducted by Christopher Dragon


Jim James and Teddy Abrams with the Colorado Symphony

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Jim James, front man and founder for My Morning Jacket, teams up with conductor Teddy Abrams and your Colorado Symphony for a special performance of their acclaimed orchestral work titled The Order of Nature: A Song Cycle. The piece, written to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the United States National Parks Service, honors the beauty and grandeur of the American National Parks.

Fri 5/15/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Jim James and Teddy Abrams with the Colorado Symphony


Big Band Classics conducted by Brett Mitchell

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

  SYMPHONY POPS

An evening of symphonic jazz and surprise collaborations is in store for you with this eclectic and exciting performance conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell — a program Steve Wiest, co-chair of jazz studies at the University of Denver, originally debuted with the Houston Symphony and Brett Mitchell. Featuring orchestrations of jazz hits, this program will showcase the undeniable talent of your Colorado Symphony and guest artists from the University of Denver for a night you won’t want to miss!

Sat 5/16/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Big Band Classics conducted by Brett Mitchell


Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” conducted by Brett Mitchell

Single ticket on-sale is Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

The 2020 celebration of Beethoven continues as your Colorado Symphony and Music Director Brett Mitchell culminate the Classics season with his groundbreaking Third Symphony — the “Eroica” — a true turning point in musical history, bridging the Classical and Romantic eras. The piece’s fiery passion became a hallmark of Beethoven’s middle period and a defining feature of the Romantic era. Saint-Saëns’ exotic “Bacchanale” from the French grand opera Samson et Dalila kicks off the program while the Colorado Symphony Chorus caps their 35th season, performing Mason BatesChildren of Adam. Described by Bates as “A collection of exuberant celebrations of creation,” the piece incorporates sacred and Native American texts as well as works from American poets Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg — a dazzling finish to a remarkable season.

Fri 5/22/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sat 5/23/20 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sun 5/24/20 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” conducted by Brett Mitchell